Laneway coffee spots

The Melbourne Café Culture Walking Tour

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Key Details
2.5 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
English, French

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What You'll Do
  • This walking tour is ideal for coffee fans, foodies and travellers looking for an authentic Melbourne experience
  • Learn about the fascinating history behind the city’s café culture
  • Explore Melbourne’s numerous laneways and find unique cafés tucked into nooks and crannies the typical tourist passes by
  • Meet the café owners and understand how their passion and entrepreneurial spirit made their quirky cafés possible
  • Coffee, food tastings and tram ticket included
  • Enjoy great conversation over an included café lunch
Indulge your inner coffee fanatic or foodie in the cafes of Melbourne. This walking tour lets you explore Melbourne’s world famous coffee and café culture by experiencing the coffee, food, people and spaces that make this city so unique.
What to Expect
Taste, smell and indulge in the coffee that this city talks so fondly about! This walking tour is ideal for coffee fans, foodies and travellers looking for an authentic Melbourne touring experience.

During the tour you will learn fascinating details about how the coffee culture of Melbourne came to be. Your guide will talk to you about the innovative licensing laws, early immigration movements and how delightful laneways have fostered a loyal cafe culture. You will explore Melbourne’s famous laneways and find one-of-a-kind cafés tucked away in nooks and crannies the typical tourist would often pass by.

At each café you will witness the entrepreneurial spirit of Melbourne and listen to the history of how this coffee city came to be. From the days of coffee palaces to pre-war market gardens, through to in-house roasters each period influenced the coffee and the café culture of Melbourne.

The café owners themselves are as unique as the cafés they lovingly own and operate. You will hear firsthand their impassioned ideals and experience how they make you feel at home with creative flair and interiors of a time gone by.

Naturally, you will be tasting coffee throughout the tour. However, it is important to note that the food that is paired with coffee in Melbourne is just as delectable. Before the included lunch you will enjoy bites of biscuits and macaroons. The tour will end with a lovely café lunch and chat about where else to explore led by your guide.

You have heard about the unique café culture of Melbourne, now is the time to experience it for yourself.
What's Included
  • Goodie bag containing bottled water, recyclable coffee cup and city map
  • Coffee
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch
  • Tram ticket
  • Guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meeting Point

You will meet outside The Hill of Content bookshop at 86 Bourke Street, near Exhibition Street.

What to Remember
• Tour offered Monday to Friday at 11:00 until March 2015
• Tours operate in all weather, so please dress for the weather
• Winters in Melbourne winter can be surprisingly cold, so check the forecast and be sure to rug up
• The cancellation policy is as follows:

- More than 7 days in advance: 10% of original fee
- 2-7 days in advance: 50% of tour cost
- 48 hours in advance or less: refunds will not be available

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